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University Teachers’ Professional Identity Work and Emotions in the Context of an Arts-Based Identity Coaching Program (2020)


Vähäsantanen, Katja; Hökkä, Päivi Kristiina; Paloniemi, Susanna (2020). University Teachers’ Professional Identity Work and Emotions in the Context of an Arts-Based Identity Coaching Program. In McKay, Loraine; Barton, Georgina; Garvis, Susanne; Sappa, Viviana (Eds.) Arts-Based Research, Resilience and Well-being Across the Lifespan. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 233-256. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-26053-8_13


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Vähäsantanen, Katja; Hökkä, Päivi Kristiina; Paloniemi, Susanna

Parent publication: Arts-Based Research, Resilience and Well-being Across the Lifespan

Parent publication editors: McKay, Loraine; Barton, Georgina; Garvis, Susanne; Sappa, Viviana

ISBN: 978-3-030-26052-1

eISBN: 978-3-030-26053-8

Publication year: 2020

Pages range: 233-256

Number of pages in the book: 351

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Place of Publication: Cham

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-26053-8_13

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/68486


Abstract

In changing work contexts, there is a critical need to adopt practices that support professional identity work in order to promote individuals’ resilience and well-being at work. This chapter reports on an investigation into professional identity work and emotions in the context of an arts-based coaching program aimed at prompting experienced university teachers to process their professional identities. Since different (un)pleasant emotions emerged during the program, the chapter notably discusses the advantages and pitfalls of using arts-based methods among adults. The findings also contribute to the theoretical understanding of the role of emotions in professional identity processes by revealing professional identity work as an emotional endeavour encompassing both pleasant and unpleasant emotions, such as joy, inspiration, frustration and shame.


Keywords: professional identity; emotions; art; methods; teachers; universities

Free keywords: professional identity; emotions; arts-based methods; teachers; university


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Reporting Year: 2020

Preliminary JUFO rating: 3


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